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Abstract In 2007, Reuther archivist William LeFevre conducted an oral history on the organization Focus: HOPE, interviewing its co-founder, Eleanor Josaitis, and longtime supporter Senator Carl Levin. The civil and human rights organization Focus: HOPE emerged in March of 1968 in the aftermath of the 1967 Detroit riots. Its aims were and are to overcome racism and poverty and foster social justice, racial integration, and urban employment through food distribution, human relations, and job training...
Dates: 2007-07-10; 2007-10-19
Abstract In August 2002, Mike Smith interviewed UAW labor leader and civil rights and women's rights activist Mildred "Millie" Jeffrey at the Walter P. Reuther Library in Detroit. Jeffrey was the UAW’s first female department head and directed, in succession, the Women’s Bureau, Community Relations Department, and Consumer Affairs Department. Collection consists of recordings of two interviews. Jeffrey discusses her childhood in rural Iowa, family, education, entry into the workforce and the labor...
Dates: 2002-08-08; 2002-08-28
Abstract In 1989, the Detroit Urban League initiated a project to create an oral history of Detroit’s African American community, underrepresented in traditional histories of the city, focusing on the period of 1918 through 1967, from near the time of the League’s founding to the civil unrest of 1967. Elaine Latzman Moon, then on staff at the Detroit Urban League, led the project and interviewed more than 200 participants from all walks of life, ages, and social and economic status, including many...
Dates: 1990 - 1994
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 9
Abstract While a student at Wayne State University, Tara Leigh Tappert interviewed noted African American attorney, judge, and law professor Judge Wade H. McCree Jr. in 1976 as part of the Wayne State University Oral History Methodologies course. Collection consists of interview recordings and transcript about his family and education prior to the beginning of his professional career in Detroit after World War II. He also discusses his military service and his legal career.
- Sound recordings 3
- Transcripts 3
- Civil rights movement 2
- Detroit (Mich.)--Race relations 2
- Video recordings 2
- African Americans 1
- African Americans--History 1
- Automobile industry workers 1
- Civil rights 1
- Civil rights movements 1
- Community education 1
- Detroit (Mich.)--Riot, 1967 1
- Sex discrimination 1
- Social justice 1
- Women in the labor movement 1
- Women labor leaders 1
- Women's rights 1
- World War, 1939-1945 1 ∧ view less
- Cunningham, Bill 1
- Detroit Urban League 1
- Focus: HOPE (Organization) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 1
- Josaitis, Eleanor 1
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